Saturday, February 28, 2009

Microsoft Future Vision 2019

Microsoft has unveiled its future Imagination for “2019″ at the Wharton Business Technology Conference http://2009.whartonbiztech.com/, starring stock photo men, women and children playing with the next-generation of communication, collaboration and production technologies. (via Steve Clayton)

The video gives a brief glimpse of what Microsoft has imagined will be mainstream technology by 2019. Some of the technologies previewed in the video include intriguing stuff like a “transparent wall” between two classrooms located at distinct locations - across the globe in some cases. Then there were the animated drawings, and of course, surface displays and mini projectors.

Envision how emerging technologies, evolving trends, and global change might come together to improve our lives at work and home across multiple real life scenarios.
While this might be dismissed by some as a creation of a touchscreen obsessed person, it sure is an interesting watch. It remains to be seen how many of these technologies will actually make be a reality. But yes, its worth having a look at so that you can at least have a good laugh on it in 2019 when some of these might look very lame.


The video gives a brief glimpse of Microsoft's imagination



Future Vision Montage
Envision with us how emerging technologies, evolving trends, and global change might come together to improve our lives at work and home across multiple real life scenarios.Learn More



Take a step into the future and get a glimpse into how technology may transform the way we live and work in the years ahead. Explore some of the concepts for how leading edge technologies might be used in real world settings – such as health care, manufacturing, banking and retail – over the next 5-10 years.



Productivity Future Vision
Find out how technology could transform the way we get things done at school, at work, and in the home over the next 5 to 10 years ...Learn More



Health Future Vision
Explore how the technology of tomorrow may improve healthcare by equipping both doctors and patients with the information they need for more effective, personalized care.Learn More





Manufacturing Future Vision
Gain insight into how emerging technologies may empower manufacturing companies and their suppliers to produce higher quality, personalized products more cost effectively.Learn More




Banking Future Vision
Discover how technology may offer you a more seamless connection to your finances, expanded self-service options, and streamlined customer service in tune with your needs.Learn More




Retail Future Vision
Visit a store of the future where integrated handheld devices and store systems provide a more personalized, streamlined shopping experience.Learn More


TouchWall If you think multi-touch technology on a phone or tabletop is cool, imagine multi-touch on a wall-sized screen! See how TouchWall makes it happen.Learn More

And for those who like to analyze every pixel as much as I do, here’s a couple screenshots I extracted from Stephen’s PowerPoint deck. An interesting future indeed.






source:
http://www.officelabs.com/pages/Envisioning.aspx
http://2009.whartonbiztech.com/
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20090228/microsoft-office-labs-vision-2019-video/
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